Bristol County, MA

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2022 Population
576,699
0.109% 1-year growth
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
41
0.244% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.1%
1.56% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$80,628
8.53% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$385,000
13.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
290,854
0.571% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Bristol County, MA had a population of 577k people with a median age of 41 and a median household income of $80,628. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Bristol County, MA grew from 576,070 to 576,699, a 0.109% increase and its median household income grew from $74,290 to $80,628, a 8.53% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bristol County, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.76%), Other (Hispanic) (3.64%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.53%).

None of the households in Bristol County, MA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.2% of the residents in Bristol County, MA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bristol County, MA are University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (1,949 degrees awarded in 2022), Bristol Community College (1,055 degrees), and Stonehill College (693 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Bristol County, MA was $385,000, and the homeownership rate was 61.9%.

Most people in Bristol County, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Bristol County, MA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Bristol County, MA is home to a population of 577k people, from which 95.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 14.7% of Bristol County, MA residents were born outside of the country (84.8k people).

In 2022, there were 15.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (451k people) in Bristol County, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 28.3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 21.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.2%
2022 Citizenship
95.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.2% of Bristol County, MA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Bristol County, MA was 95.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bristol County, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    451k ± 1.79k
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    28.3k ± 2.17k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    21.7k ± 1.22k
9.04%
Hispanic Population
52.2k people

In 2022, there were 15.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (451k people) in Bristol County, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 28.3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 21.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.04% of the people in Bristol County, MA are hispanic (52.2k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Bristol County, MA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. China
    102,973 ± 7,820 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    99,956 ± 7,706 people
  3. Brazil
    93,519 ± 7,457 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Massachusetts was China, the natal country of 102,973 Massachusetts residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 99,956 and Brazil with 93,519.

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Foreign-Born Population

14.7%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
84.8k people
14.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
85.3k people

As of 2022, 14.7% of Bristol County, MA residents (84.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bristol County, MA was 14.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    8,808 ± 694
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,874 ± 515
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,487 ± 446

Bristol County, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.27 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Bristol County, MA employs 291k people. The largest industries in Bristol County, MA are Health Care & Social Assistance (50,009 people), Retail Trade (36,357 people), and Manufacturing (30,876 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($94,731), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($88,300), and Public Administration ($79,137).

Males in Massachusetts have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $81,902. The income inequality in Massachusetts (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

291k
2022 Value
± 4,488
0.571%
1 Year growth
± 2.16%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bristol County, MA grew at a rate of 0.571%, from 289k employees to 291k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bristol County, MA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (32,088 people), Management Occupations (29,206 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (27,695 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bristol County, MA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

291k
2022 Value
± 4,488
0.571%
1 Year growth
± 2.16%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bristol County, MA grew at a rate of 0.571%, from 289k employees to 291k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bristol County, MA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (50,009 people), Retail Trade (36,357 people), and Manufacturing (30,876 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bristol County, MA, though some of these residents may live in Bristol County, MA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$60,052
Median earning men ± $979
$42,928
Median earning women ± $1,106

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($89,089), Public Administration ($88,264), and Information ($79,979).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($63,383), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,369), and Information ($63,008).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.61%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.67M people employed in Massachusetts. This represents a 2.61% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 17.5%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Massachusetts.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 4,647
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,733
    Manufacturing
  3. 2,718
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Bristol County, MA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 54.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (42.6%), followed by Other (1.58%).

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing the state of Massachusetts. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Massachusetts

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Elizabeth Warren
Senator from Massachusetts1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ed Markey
Senator from Massachusetts2
Assumed office on July 16, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Mo Cowan, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of John Kerry, who had become Secretary of State.

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing Massachusetts.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Massachusetts

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Massachusetts have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Bristol County, MA awarded 4,678 degrees. The student population of Bristol County, MA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 7,536 male students and 10,460 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bristol County, MA are White (3,131 and 69.2%), followed by Black or African American (434 and 9.6%), Hispanic or Latino (426 and 9.42%), and Two or More Races (176 and 3.89%).

The largest universities in Bristol County, MA by number of degrees awarded are University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (1,949 and 41.7%), Bristol Community College (1,055 and 22.6%), and Stonehill College (693 and 14.8%).

The most popular majors in Bristol County, MA are General Business Administration & Management (333 and 7.12%), General Studies (223 and 4.77%), and General Psychology (213 and 4.55%).

The median tuition costs in Bristol County, MA are $55,031 for private four year colleges, and $14,179 and $30,317 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Bristol County, MA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 83.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 17,996 (41.9% men and 58.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 17,996 students enrolled in Bristol County, MA, 41.9% men and 58.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 11,051 records, of which 58.3% were women and 41.7% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Bristol County, MA was General Psychology with 208 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Bristol County, MA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,949 degrees awarded
  2. 1,055 degrees awarded
  3. 693 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth with 1,949 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,898 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bristol County, MA, which is 0.683 times less than the 2,780 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,131 degrees mean that there were 7.21 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 434 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($55,031) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($4,704) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.17% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.24% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (1.35M), High School or Equivalent (1.34M), and Graduate Degree (1.03M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bristol County, MA was $385,000 in 2022, which is 1.37 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $339,900 to $385,000, a 13.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Bristol County, MA is 61.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Bristol County, MA have an average commute time of 28.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Bristol County, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Bristol County, MA is $80,628. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Bristol County, MA was Census Tract 6102.03 with a value of $170,357, followed by Census Tract 6102.02 and Census Tract 6002.03, with respective values of $161,542 and $156,076.

In 2022, 16.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Bristol County, MA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.6%.

Property

$385,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,683
$142,186
Median Property Taxes
±$2,685

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bristol County, MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

61.9%
Homeownership
2022
62%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 61.9% of the housing units in Bristol County, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 62.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 6102.03
  2. Census Tract 6102.02
  3. Census Tract 6002.03

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bristol County, MA was Census Tract 6102.03 with a value of $170,357, followed by Census Tract 6102.02 and Census Tract 6002.03, with respective values of $161,542 and $156,076.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Bristol County, MA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$80,628
Median Household Income
± $1,754
230k
Number of Households
± 3,817

In 2022, the median household income of the 230k households in Bristol County, MA grew to $80,628 from the previous year's value of $74,290.

The following chart displays the households in Bristol County, MA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bristol County, MA is from Massachusetts.
0.48
2022 Wage GINI in Massachusetts
0.48
2021 Wage GINI in Massachusetts

In 2022, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.047% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Massachusetts was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Massachusetts in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.3%)
  2. Carpooled (9.14%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.73%)

In 2022, 77.3% of workers in Bristol County, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.14%) and those who worked at home (8.73%).

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Commute Time

28.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bristol County, MA have a longer commute time (28.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.38% of the workforce in Bristol County, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bristol County, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bristol County, MA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 16.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Bristol County, MA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.6%.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bristol County, MA (62.8k out of 564k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bristol County, MA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 12.6% of the children was living in poverty in Bristol County, MA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 504 in Bristol County, MA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 85.6 per 100,000 population.

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Health

97.1% of the population of Bristol County, MA has health coverage, with 48.7% on employee plans, 23.7% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 0.781% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Bristol County, MA see 1910 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.898% increase from the previous year (1893 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1428 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 188 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,910 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Bristol County, MA

Primary care physicians in Bristol County, MA see an average of 1,910 patients per year. This represents a 0.898% increase from the previous year (1,893 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Bristol County, MA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22% under 18 years, 20.6% between 18 and 34 years, 40.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.92%
Uninsured
48.7%
Employer Coverage
23.7%
Medicaid
11.8%
Medicare
12.1%
Non-Group
0.781%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bristol County, MA declined by 5.22% from 3.08% to 2.92%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 33.8 in Bristol County, MA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 31.5% in Bristol County, MA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 3.86% in Bristol County, MA.

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